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What is Decorative Paint?

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Using various painting techniques, decorative paint can transform the appearance of almost any surface, whether it’s a bookshelf, table, wall, or ceiling..

Mankind has long felt the need to spruce up their bodies and homes to boost confidence—making themselves look more beautiful or menacing, as the occasion demands. We all want our homes to look attractive and inviting. 

We paint our faces to make a statement, create an impression, and express our creativity. A similar rationale holds for decorative painting. It adds to our comfort, reflects our personality, creates an aesthetically pleasing overall impression of our homes and places of work, and protects us.

This article will review types of decorative paint, how to choose them, and some of the better-known techniques you can use.

What is Decorative Paint & Where Can it Be Applied?

Decorative paint is a type of paint used to transform the look of surfaces or objects. The existing substrate is enhanced with decorative paint, and the coating’s strength and durability are improved. At the same time, the paint color technique opted for, and the particular way the product is applied are all factors that create unique finishes.

Decorative paint adds texture and protects homes and businesses against moisture, mold, and mildew, even as it repels dirt and allergens. At the end of the day, decorative painting is an affordable way to improve the value of a building without spending a fortune on materials like tiles and wallpaper or adding extra furniture that impinges on the existing floor space.

Decorative painting has evolved over centuries and can be used indoors or outdoors. However, not all paint types are created equal, and certain paints don’t hold up to sunlight, water, and other elements. 

Tip: Check out our Crystal brush glitter paint to get an idea.


What to Consider When Buying Decorative Paint

  • Decorative paint often hides what is underneath, so application is generally quick and easy, making decorative painting less bothersome than coatings requiring removing what is already there. The big plus here is that there is no noisy construction or rubble.
  • A vast array of swatches is enough to make an indecisive painter want to throw in the towel and let someone else pick colors, but for most people, that is precisely what makes decorative painting and painting techniques such a joy.
  • Many colors, combinations, and effects can add light and shade to a room, as well as a range of textures that can be easily created depending on the color and type of paint and the method of application used. Remember that lighter colors make a room look bigger and brighter. The opposite is true for dark shades, which absorb light.
  • Using all kinds of paint and finishes on any surface is not possible, so due diligence is essential when making choices. Do your homework before buying.

How to Choose Decorative Paint

There are several crucial factors besides color to think about when choosing one paint over another. 

These include:

  • The material may need coating: They are not necessarily suitable for all substrates. You may find paint that adheres to wood does not adhere well to plasterboard. There are different ways to properly prepare any substrate to be suitable for decorative paints. 
  • Hardwearing and non-hard wearing surfaces. Floors need tougher, more wear-and-tear-resistance paint than walls, and there are also waterproof and anti-slip options. For flooring, abrasion and impact must be considered, as with furniture. Many paints help protect and reinforce the surface and give it a clean finish. If used following the manufacturer’s guidelines, they are durable and should not need repainting for some time.
  • Bathrooms and kitchens necessitate specialized washable paints with waterproof properties so that you don’t end up with damp problems.
  • Resistance to the elements. The paint’s resistance in exterior spaces must be weighed up. Not all decorative paints are ideal for UV rays, rain, or wind.
  • Decorative finish. The type of paint you need differs in terms of the finish you want, so are you looking for a metallic or rust effect, a glossy decorative paint, suede paint or glitter paint?
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Types of Decorative Wall Paint

 Frequently-used decorative paints include:

Glitter Paints 

These shimmery paints are an easy way to add a splash of personality to your walls. Our Crystal Brush paints come in a variety of colors, and are already infused with the glitter, making it even easier to add some sparkle to your surfaces. 

For an even bolder look, our Cassiopeia Base is infused with clear glass flakes, to create an extravagant sparkling wall that will captivate your guests.

Metallic Paints & Plasters

Metallic paints are a fantastic way to add a rich, pearlescent, luxurious feel to your surfaces. They shine in a more subtle way than glitter paints, but they make just as big a statement. They can come in paint form, as well as plaster for a perfect metallic finish. 

Suede Paints

Suede paint is a more subtle way to add a touch of luxury to your home. A suede-style wall creates a soft textured look, with a faint shine. A tinted base, like our Pearlas Velvet Suede Metallic Paint, can be added to regularly painted walls to personalize the look. 

Stone Paints 

Faux stone paints feel rough to the touch, and a variety of stone finishes can be achieved according to your preferences. The results can yield styles like granite, marble, and other stones. 

Using Decorative vs Regular Paints

Many decorative paints can be used in tandem with regular paints (acrylic, enamel, etc.) as a top coat. Examples include metallic paint, suede paints, or our Crystal Brush. 

Those who only strive to add a touch of luxury to their living spaces may opt to paint one wall with decorative paint and the others with traditional paint. This is a great way to make a statement, without stealing focus from the rest of your beautiful home.

More subtle decorative paints, like suede or metallic paint, are commonly used for all four walls of a room, as opposed to just one. 

Using these paints (either in place of or in addition to) regular paints is a simple and effective way to make a statement and add some personality to your home. Whether it’s a glittery bedroom for a young girl or a metallic finish on your living room walls, you and your guests are bound to love it!

Meoded Does Decorative Paint Just Right

It’s clear that a little stylish “war paint” does wonders in helping us and our homes face the ravages of time and the elements. It also allows us to communicate by expressing a mood or feeling. So whether it’s ragging, stippling, or pickling you want to bring to your surfaces, Meoded Paint & Plaster can help.

Our suede, metallic, and glitter paints are all the rage, and we even offer Cassiopeia, a paint containing clear crushed glass flakes for a touch of pizzazz! 

So, what are you waiting for? We pride ourselves on our expertise and skill in creating all these effects. Give us a call, and let us help you fulfill your refurbishment flights of fantasy